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Homework Help: Grammar tenses

Posted by Jim Collum on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 8:42am.

use the following passage
Just outside the cafe', Zach stopped to call a friend. "Hey mike. What are you doing? Do you want to work on that song this afternoon?" asked Zach. "sure," answered Mike. " I was hoping to hear from you. I want you to meet this guy who makes his own instuments. Come on over."

Identify the verb tense in the following sentences:

1. Zach stopped to call a friend.

A. simple present

B. present continuous

C. simple past.

D. past continuous.

2. What are you doing?

A. simple present
B. present continuous
C. simple past
D. past continous

3. I was hoping to hear from you.

A. simple present
B. present continuous
C. simple past
D. past continuous

4. This guy makes his own instruments.

A. simple present
B. present continous
C. simple past
D. past continous

The four sentences below describe the meaning of the tenses used in "1-4. Identify the sentence which is being described.

1. the verb in this sentence describes an ongoing action

1..2..3..4..

2. The verb in this sentence describes an action which is finnished now but lasted for some time in the past.

1..2..3..4

3. the verb in this sentence describes a brief action started and completed

1..2..3..4

4. The verb in this sentence describes a habitual or repeated action.

1..2..3..4
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